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First Chevy Volt Ships to Dealers

Image: © GM Corp

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Chevrolet began shipping Volt electric vehicles to customers and dealerships Monday. The first of 160 cars expected to be shipped this week from the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly ...

'Tis The Season ... To Crack Down on Drunk Driving

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The Department of Transportation kicked off the annual Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown Monday. Specifically, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood wants law enforcement to get tougher on drunk drivers who refuse to take ...

Subway Wallets: Transit Map as Fashion Accessory

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Here's a handy gift for subway riders, tourists planning a trip to New York, or transit cartography nuts. The Mighty Wallet is a nearly indestructible ...

TN Moving Stories: CT Transpo Overhaul Coming, London Gets A Hydrogen Bus, and New York's "Cagelike" Subway Turnstiles are Fare Eaters

Holiday time can mean bonus time...but not for San Francisco Muni operators. Management has "put the kibosh this year on year-end payouts from a special trust fund set up for the city's transit operators." (San Francisco Chronicle)

Connecticut governor-elect Dan Malloy intends to overhaul that state's Department of ...

Bicycles: Not Just for Transportation, But Adornment As Well

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) At today's Bust Magazine Craftacular, bike jewelry was all the rage. Have bikes replaced owls as the new crafts fair item?

D.I.Y. Doe Disposal?


Roadkill in 1954. Image: NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey Collection

(Matt Dellinger, Transportation Nation) Here’s a sign of the times for you:

In an effort to cut costs, a county in central Michigan is

NYC Alternate Side Parking Calendar 2011 Released

From the New York City DOT, here's the 2011 alternate side of the street parking calendar. Alternate side parking is suspended on these holidays.

Holiday / Date

New Years Day* / Jan 1, Saturday
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday / Jan 17, Mon

Asian Lunar New ...

Interview: Senator Max Baucus on Transportation, Deficit, Rural Issues

Senator Max Baucus (Dem. Montana) spoke with Jackie Yamanaka of Yellowstone Public Radio on Thursday. The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee discussed his role as a member of President Obama's deficit commission and the need for a long term transportation authorization bill. He wants more debate on ...

Houston's Red-Light Camera Controversy Lands in Federal Court

(Houston -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) The legal battle over Houston’s red-light cameras has taken another turn. At a hearing with a federal district judge today, the city and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) presented arguments over whether the ...

The Record: Feds say Christie knew of risk on tunnel

From today's NJ Record:

The feds say NJ Governor Christie was aware his predecessor, Jon Corzine, had signed an "Early System Work Agreement" to get federal funds to NJ quickly for the ARC Tunnel project -- and that such an agreement meant money would have to be returned if ...

TN Moving Stories: 30,000 Unlicensed, Illegal Immigrants Deported After Traffic Violations, Jay St./Metrotech Connector Opens Today, and Boston Fare Jumper Bust

At least 30,000 illegal immigrants who were stopped for common traffic violations in the last three years have ended up in deportation, Department of Homeland Security numbers show. (New York Times)

Jay St./Metrotech subway underground walkway opens today in Brooklyn, connecting the A, C and the F lines ...

NJ Transit Hires K Street Powerhouse to Fight $271 Million Tab for ARC Tunnel

Law firm Patton Boggs is a major K Street lobbyist in Washington, DC.

(New York -- Jim O'Grady, WNYC) New Jersey Transit is ratifying Governor Christie's decision to hire DC law firm

NYC Council Hosts "Heated Discussion" on Bikes

Bicyclists outside the City Council hearing rooms at 250 Broadway (by Kate Hinds)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) New York City Council’s Transportation Committee held a meeting today on the impact of bicycles and bike lanes in the city. Committee ...

California High-Speed Rail: All The Way to Bakersfield

(San Francisco–-Casey Miner, KALW News) Earlier today we reported that the Department of Transportation re-allocated $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money rejected by Ohio and Wisconsin. The largest share of the liberated funding is headed to California. Now officials at ...

DOT Spreads the Love with Wisconsin's Unwanted Rail Dollars

(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway) You sure you don’t want it? OK, fine. More for me.

That’s what transportation officials across more than a dozen states were saying to Wisconsin and Ohio today after ...

STUDY: NJ Gov's Decision to Kill ARC Tunnel Growing More Popular with Time

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) NJ Governor Chris Christie keeps getting more support from voters for his decision to kill the trans-Hudson transit tunnel, according to a study released today by Rutgers, The State University of New ...

US DOT Redistributes 1.2 B in Wisconsin HS Rail Funds

From the US DOT: (analysis coming)

U.S. Department of Transportation Redirects $1.195 Billion in High-Speed Rail Funds

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that $1.195 billion in high-speed rail funds originally designated for ...

MTA Chief Talks Tough About Unions

(New York -- Jim O'Grady, WNYC) MTA Chairman Jay Walder says unions have to agree to freeze their wages--or straphangers will have to pay more.

The MTA is hiking fares later this month--and is also planning another 7.5% increase in ...

TN Moving Stories: Mica Officially Becomes Infrastructure Chair, Civil Rights Groups Want Feds to Look at Cali's High Speed Rail, And Ikea's Two-Wheeled Holiday

Florida Congressman John Mica was elected chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure by a vote of the Republican Conference on Wednesday. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

New Jersey Transit's board of directors will consider today whether to hire a Washington, D.C., law firm to challenge the FTA's ...

Koch Feelin' Groovy Over Queensboro Bridge Name Change

(Alex Gorzen via Wikimedia Commons)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Ed Koch is getting a 1,400 foot-long present for his 86th birthday. Mayor Bloomberg is planning to propose renaming the Queensboro Bridge after the former mayor at ...